Academic Programs

VP of Academics:
Katrina Roeser

Children’s Author Festival

Committee Chair: Jen Ganz This event was put on hold for the 2020-21 school year due to COVID-19 restrictions. We are currently working with District 58 and Mrs. Hesterman to understand what might be possible for 2021-22. Stay tuned for more updates!

Cultural Arts Field Trips and In-Class Experiences

Committee Chairs: Vacant (Grades K-2) and Girlie O’Donoghue (Grades 3-6) Please reach out to Katrina Roeser if you’re interested in helping co-chair this committee! The PTA budgets $25 per student per year for field trips and in-class experiences and this committee helps teachers identify opportunities and plan the experiences. This committee also manages four assemblies per …

District 58 Programs

Committee Chair: Katie Suva

Hillcrest Elementary PTA Scholarship

Hillcrest Elementary PTA Scholarship 2021-22 Application Deadline: Monday, March 1, 2021 $1,000 to a Qualifying High School Senior Committee Chairs: Erin Menet and Vacant Please reach out to Katrina Roeser if you’re interested in co-chairing this committee! Congratulations to Downers Grove South senior Nick Schmidt-Bailey, the 2021 Hillcrest Elementary PTA Scholarship recipient! We wish Nick …

Hillcrest Library Volunteers

Library Volunteers Library Volunteer Coordinator: Maggie Spanovic Come help in the Hillcrest library! We support our Teacher Librarian, Leslie Hesterman, and Library Aide, Julie Ryan, by checking in, checking out and shelving library books.  It is a fun way to see what wonderful resources our students use during the school year.  This opportunity was on …

Landscaping and Grounds

Committee Chairs: Katelyn Whoriskey and Anne Kulick The PTA helped bring some color to the Hillcrest grounds in 2020 with the introduction of the Hillcrest Kindness Rock Garden which was later dedicated in memory of Hillcrest student Allison Manning. We need your help keeping it looking fresh & vibrant! At any time throughout the school …

Partners In Art

Committee Chairs: Maria Brummel, Katelyn Whoriskey and Rebecca Hardman The program was executed virtually in the 2020-21 school year, we are working with Mrs. Rzepka to determine what is feasible for the 2021-22 school year. Stay tuned for updates and volunteer opportunities – there is no experience required to volunteer to teach a lesson in …

Plunge Into Fitness

Plunge into Fitness with Raging Raves Committee Chair: Kasia Kranz This program was suspended for the 2020-21 school year due to COVID-19. Please stay tuned for updates on the plans for the upcoming school year. Get fit and earn a free or discounted ticket to Raging Waves Waterpark by completing 25 hours of exercise. Logs will be …

Reading Incentive Programs

Committee Chair: Vacant If you are interested in helping to coordinate these programs for Hillcrest students, please reach out to Katrina Roeser.

Reflections

Reflections Program Chairs: Helen Petrillo and Katelyn Whoriskey This Year’s Theme is I Will Change the World By… The annual Reflections theme is created by a student and selected two years in advance through an annual theme search contest. The 2021–2022 Reflections theme is I Will Change the World By… submitted by Lydia Keel from Spanish Fork …

School Supply Kits

Kits for the next school year usually go on sale in April and the order deadline is in June. Committee Chair: Vacant If you are interested in helping organize this for Hillcrest families, please reach out to Katrina Roeser One Stop Shopping – Everything your child needs for the first day of school in one convenient …